Re: Modular i810fb broken, partial fix

From: Giuseppe Bilotta
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 09:56:22 EST

On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 21:03:15 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:

> Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
>> On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 18:39:35 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
>>> Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> i810fb as a module is broken (checked with 2.6.13-mm3 and 2.6.14-rc2-mm1).
>>>> It compiles, but the module doesn't actually load because the kernel doesn't
>>>> recognize the hardware (the MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE statement is missing).
>>>> The attached patch fixes this.
>>>> However, the resulting module still doesn't work.
>>>> It loads, and then garbles the display (black screen with a couple of yellow
>>>> lines, no matter what is written into the framebuffer device).
>>> Did you compile CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE statically, or did a modprobe fbcon?
>>> Does i810fb work if compiled statically?
>> Since this is *really* coming out often: is there a specific reason
>> why the fb modules do not depend on fbcon?
> Some need fbdev only, without fbcon, ie, embedded.

And does fbcon make sense *without* fbdevs?

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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